Category Archives: Politics

Why Doug Ford’s plan for 25 Toronto wards is an attack on local democracy

Map of Doug Ford’s proposed 25 wards and the City Council-approved 47 ward boundaries Late last week, the newly elected Ontario Progressive Conservative government announced that they would be imposing a new electoral map on the City of Toronto, a … Continue reading

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Mapping the 2018 candidates for Toronto City Council (Updated)

Updated July 30 With nominations now closed, I have made the final updates to the map of the 47 wards. I was already out of town on Thursday night when I found out about Premier Doug Ford’s plan to unilaterally … Continue reading

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Where, exactly, is Northern Ontario?

The French River at Highway 69, where Northern Ontario truly begins Last week, the leaders of the three major provincial parties (Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, and the New Democrats) met in Parry Sound, at a debate dedicated to issues specific to … Continue reading

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The John Tory Way

Yonge Street looking south from Richmond Hill There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Homer Simpson changes his name to Max Power, after he’s ridiculed for sharing the name with a buffoonish television character. It’s not a great episode — … Continue reading

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Mapping Toronto’s approved new ward boundaries

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Torontonians will be electing a new city council. And for the first time since 2000, Toronto’s ward boundaries will be changing. When the new council is formed on December 1, 2018, there will be 47 … Continue reading

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King Street complainers need to remember why they’re on King Street

On Friday, CBC Toronto ran a story on several King Street West businesses¬†that have claimed that the new King Street Pilot have caused them to lose customers in December.¬† The three business owners mentioned in the article were Laleh Larijani … Continue reading

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A need for high-speed rail reality (Updated)

With the province moving ahead on high speed rail in Southwestern Ontario, other transportation needs are being ignored Continue reading

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